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13th Dec '17 4:43:59 PM Totema
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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', since "dinosaur" and "dragon" are distinct creature types. However, Ixalan does reference this in its reprint of [[http://www.magicspoiler.com/mtg-spoiler/dragonskull-summit-3/ Dragonskull Summit]], where it is stated that a planeswalker mistook the native dinosaurs for dragons and now the word "dragon" is a synonym for "dinosaur" in some pirate circles.

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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', since "dinosaur" and "dragon" are distinct creature types. However, Ixalan does reference this in its reprint of [[http://www.magicspoiler.com/mtg-spoiler/dragonskull-summit-3/ Dragonskull Summit]], where it is stated that a planeswalker mistook the native dinosaurs for dragons dragons, and now the word "dragon" is became a synonym for "dinosaur" in some pirate circles.groups.
20th Nov '17 2:08:27 AM Cryoclaste
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** There are also the inexplicable ''actual'' dinosaurs that very rarely show up, but those are shout-outs to [[SuperMarioBrothers Yoshi]].

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** There are also the inexplicable ''actual'' dinosaurs that very rarely show up, but those are shout-outs to [[SuperMarioBrothers [[Franchise/SuperMarioBrothers Yoshi]].
18th Oct '17 1:47:16 PM Sharysa
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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' [[PlayedWith plays with this trope]] for the story's {{Mythopoeia}}. With the pre-colonial Filipino belief that crocodiles were dragons, Haik (the titular crocodile-god) tells a story that refers to true Eastern-type dragons as "the crocodile's ''ancestors.''"

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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' [[PlayedWith plays with this trope]] this]] for the story's {{Mythopoeia}}. With the pre-colonial Filipino belief that crocodiles were dragons, Haik (the titular crocodile-god) tells a story that refers to true Eastern-type dragons as "the crocodile's ''ancestors.''"
18th Oct '17 1:46:23 PM Sharysa
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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' [[PlayedWith plays with this trope]] for the story's {{Mythopoeia}}. With the pre-colonial belief that Filipinos believed crocodiles to be dragons, Haik (the titular crocodile-god) tells a story that refers to Eastern-type dragons as "the crocodile's ''ancestors.''"

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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' [[PlayedWith plays with this trope]] for the story's {{Mythopoeia}}. With the pre-colonial Filipino belief that Filipinos believed crocodiles to be were dragons, Haik (the titular crocodile-god) tells a story that refers to true Eastern-type dragons as "the crocodile's ''ancestors.''"
18th Oct '17 1:43:45 PM Sharysa
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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' [[PlayedWith plays with this trope]] to give the story's {{Mythopoeia}} a mythic feel. With the pre-colonial belief that Filipinos believed crocodiles to be dragons, Haik (the titular crocodile-god) refers to Eastern-type dragons as "the crocodile's ''ancestors''" to evoke this trope.

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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' [[PlayedWith plays with this trope]] to give for the story's {{Mythopoeia}} a mythic feel. {{Mythopoeia}}. With the pre-colonial belief that Filipinos believed crocodiles to be dragons, Haik (the titular crocodile-god) tells a story that refers to Eastern-type dragons as "the crocodile's ''ancestors''" to evoke this trope.''ancestors.''"
18th Oct '17 1:41:38 PM Sharysa
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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' [[PlayedWith plays with this trope]] to give the story a mythic feel. With the obscure pre-colonial belief that Filipinos believed crocodiles to be dragons, Haik (the titular crocodile-god) refers to Eastern-type dragons as "the crocodile's ''ancestors''" to explicitly evoke this trope.
-->''[[TheTimeOfMyths The old days were when the dragons still lived,]] the crocodile’s ancestors. [[DragonRider They carried us across the water,]] [[LivingShip so we did not need ships.]]''

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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' [[PlayedWith plays with this trope]] to give the story story's {{Mythopoeia}} a mythic feel. With the obscure pre-colonial belief that Filipinos believed crocodiles to be dragons, Haik (the titular crocodile-god) refers to Eastern-type dragons as "the crocodile's ''ancestors''" to explicitly evoke this trope.
-->''[[TheTimeOfMyths The old days days]] were when the dragons still lived,]] lived, the crocodile’s ancestors. [[DragonRider They carried us across the water,]] [[LivingShip so we did not need ships.]]''
18th Oct '17 1:40:01 PM Sharysa
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* ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'' [[PlayedWith plays with this trope]] to give the story a mythic feel. With the obscure pre-colonial belief that Filipinos believed crocodiles to be dragons, Haik (the titular crocodile-god) refers to Eastern-type dragons as "the crocodile's ''ancestors''" to explicitly evoke this trope.
-->''[[TheTimeOfMyths The old days were when the dragons still lived,]] the crocodile’s ancestors. [[DragonRider They carried us across the water,]] [[LivingShip so we did not need ships.]]''
12th Oct '17 2:06:04 PM schoi30
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* In ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Kanna's dragon form has a body covering of fuzz with feathery wings, similar to modern portrayals of dinosaurs.
9th Oct '17 7:08:23 AM Sharlee
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** WordOfGod has it that this was ''literally'' the case with the first miniature figure of a dragon ever used in a role-playing game: it was a plastic toy ''Stegosaurus'' that E. Gary Gygax heavily modified, adding wings, horns, and a dramatic paint job.

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** WordOfGod has it that this was ''literally'' the case with the first miniature figure of a dragon ever used in a role-playing game: it was a plastic toy ''Stegosaurus'' that E. Gary Gygax heavily modified, adding wings, horns, and a dramatic paint job. That's why [[https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bc/98/5b/bc985bfa680e194ef26c15b50422d0c1--fire-dragon-dragon-art.jpg early depictions of red dragons]] have stegosaur-style dorsal plates along their spines.
9th Oct '17 7:04:36 AM Sharlee
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** WordOfGod has it that this was ''literally'' the case with the first miniature figure of a dragon ever used in a role-playing game: it was a plastic toy ''Stegosaurus'' that E. Gary Gygax heavily modified, adding wings, horns, and a dramatic paint job.
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